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sensitive tooth after semi-permanent filling. is this normal?

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Dr. Richard Kelner
8 years experience Dentistry
Sensitive: If it is a temporary restoration it might be because doctor was unsure if the tooth needed root canal or the tooth isn't totally sealed. Call back and see them.
Answered on Apr 21, 2016
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Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Maybe: If the filling is intact and strong enough, some sensitivity might be normal, but it should decrease over time. I suspect the reason for a "semi-permanent filling" is that the tooth might have a questionable prognosis. Please ask the dentist who placed the filling what he/she thinks about continued sensitivity.
Answered on Mar 29, 2013
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Infection?: If still sensitive after a week, the tooth may be infected and surely dying = if so it will need either a root canal therapy or a tooth extraction. Check back with your dentist as an infection is nothing to play around with.
Answered on Mar 29, 2013

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